Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer
Description: This security update resolves five privately reported vulnerabilities and one publicly disclosed vulnerability. The vulnerabilities could allow information disclosure or remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. The security update addresses these vulnerabilities by modifying the way that Internet Explorer handles the error resulting in the exploitable condition.
Update type: Important
Release date: October 14, 2008
Applies to: All versions
Knowledge base: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956390
Comments: Here are the specifics on the vulnerabilities covered by this update:
- Window Location Property Cross-Domain Vulnerability – CVE-2008-2947
- HTML Element Cross-Domain Vulnerability – CVE-2008-3472
- Event Handling Cross-Domain Vulnerability – CVE-2008-3473
- Cross-Domain Information Disclosure Vulnerability – CVE-2008-3474
- Uninitialized Memory Corruption Vulnerability – CVE-2008-3475
- HTML Objects Memory Corruption Vulnerability – CVE-2008-3476
For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB956390.